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Yan, Yi; Yang, Luxin – Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Guided by activity theory, this study examines the major contradictions in an English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher professional learning community (PLC) established in China through a university--district--school partnership. Multiple sources of data were collected, including interviews, observations, and documents. Data analyses revealed…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, English Teachers, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Youngs, Peter; Qian, Hong – Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
In this article, we draw on survey data to investigate associations between Chinese elementary teaching candidates’ mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT) and their experiences in mathematics courses, mathematics methods courses, and student teaching. In our study, we found that (a) Chinese teaching candidates' completion of courses in number…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Learning Experience, Foreign Countries
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Hiebert, James; Morris, Anne K. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
For several historical and cultural reasons, the United States has long pursued a strategy of improving teaching by improving teachers. The rarely questioned logic underlying this choice says that by improving the right characteristics of teachers, they will teach more effectively. The authors expose the assumptions on which this logic is built,…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Logical Thinking, Professional Development, Teacher Improvement
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Sargent, Tanja C.; Hannum, Emily – Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
Teacher professional learning communities provide environments in which teachers engage in regular research and collaboration. They have been found effective as a means for connecting professional learning to the day-to-day realities faced by teachers in the classroom. In this article, the authors draw on survey data collected in primary schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Rural Areas, Rural Schools
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Ren-Mei, Tan; And Others – Journal of Teacher Education, 1985
Before 1949, education was largely ignored in China, but recently it has been given a priority almost equal to modern industrialization. Teacher education reforms have been extensive and varied. These reforms are described, and further challenges are outlined. (MT)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Graduation Requirements
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Shaw, Larry – Journal of Teacher Education, 1979
Educational philosophy is in a state of flux in the People's Republic of China since the death of Chairman Mao. (JD)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Communism, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories